The Lagos State Police Command has identified Naira Marley, Sam Larry, Primeboy, and one other have been named suspects in the Mohbad case.
Mohbad, whose real name is Ilerioluwa Aloba, di3d on September 12 at the age of 27. His d3ath has since become a subject of controversy as old videos of the Afrobeats singer alleging bully!ng and physical assault resurfaced.
“Five suspects have so far been identified, arrested, detained, and interrogated on their alleged roles in the sequence of events that led to the d3ath of the singer,” the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, said in a press briefing on Friday.
Some of the suspect is Ibrahim Oluwatosin Owodunni aka Primeboy, who is described as a childhood friend of Mohbad.
The police commissioner disclosed that Primeboy attended a show with Mohbad on September 10, which culminated in a physical f!ght between the two that led to the late singer’s injury.
“The management of the injury subsequently resulted in his d3ath,” Owohunwa said.
Also named as a suspect is Mr Ayobami Sadiq aka Spending who was said to have invited the auxiliary nurse and is “susp3cted of conspiracy to commit a f3lony”.
Sam Larry, whose real name is Samson Balogun, was arr3sted and remains in detention for being complicit in the Afrobeats star’s d3ath and in relation to viral videos by the deceased about bully!ng and @ssault, the police commissioner said.
Likewise, Abdul-Aziz Fashola, aka Naira Marley, was also arrested and is still in detention over similar allegations, Owohunwa also noted.
The police commissioner added that the exhumation of Mohbad’s remains, autopsy, and toxicology test were undertaken on September 21, adding that results of the autopsy and toxicology were being awaited.